Action? Check. Explosions? Check. We’re pretty certain this isn’t a Michael Bay movie But we’re certainly excited to talk about the latest Netflix Original Triple Frontier, that arrives later this March! We have everything you need to know on the upcoming title including the cast, plot, trailer, and the release date.
Triple Frontier is an upcoming Netflix Original action-thriller directed by J.C Chandor. Director J.C Chandor wrote the screenplay alongside famous journalist Mark Boal. Triple Frontier was written by Mark Boal before being adapted into a film. Boal’s previous works include Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. Over the course of his career in films, Boal has won 2 Academy Awards and has been nominated 4 times.
Triple Frontier: Everything We Know So Far
Plot: Triple Frontier
The official synopsis was given by Netflix:
Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.
Cast: Triple Frontier
Triple Frontier has some of Hollywoods most in-demand leading men!
|Role||Actor/Actress||Where have I seen heard/them before?|
|Tom ‘Redfly’ Davis||Ben Affleck||Argo, Gone Girl, Good Will Hunting|
|William ‘Ironhead’ Miller||Charlie Hunnam||Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword|
|Francisco ‘Catfish’ Morales||Pedro Pascal||Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Great Wall|
|Santiago ‘Pope’ Garcia||Oscar Isaac||Star Wars: Episode VII, Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina|
|Yvonna||Adria Arjona||Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City, True Detective|
|Ben Miller||Garrett Hedlund||Mudbound, Tron: Legacy, On the Road|
|Lauren Yates||Sheila Vand||A Girl Walks Home Alone, Argo, We the Animals|
|Gabriel Martin Lorea||Reynaldo Gallegos||Animal Kingdom, Logan, American Sniper|
Production: Triple Frontier
The film has been in the works for an incredibly long time, originally Paramount was to produce the film and both Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks were in talks to star in the film. Production had lagged considerably from 2010 to 2015. Director Kathryn Bigelow left the project to focus on Bowe Bergdahl and J.C Chandor was her replacement. Over the next couple of years, different actors had been but forward to star in the film and the title had changed to Sleeping Dogs.
It wasn’t until May of 2017 that it was reported that Netflix was negotiating to acquire the rights from Paramount. Ben and Casey Affleck were reported as the actors in contention to take the lead roles. Affleck left the role for personal reasons but would later return to take the role he had vacated. The title would later be retitled again to Triple Frontier.
The following actors over the course of 8 years had been cast or were in talks to star:
- Johnny Depp – After waiting 6 years Depp no longer wanted the role.
- Tom Hanks – After waiting for 7 years Hanks no longer wanted the role.
- Will Smith – Was committed to starring in Collateral Beauty and left the cast.
- Channing Tatum – When Paramount dropped the film Tatum left the cast.
- Tom Hardy – When Paramount dropped the film Hardy left the cast.
- Mahershala Ali – Was forced to drop out due to delay in production
- Mark Wahlberg- Was replaced by the returning Ben Affleck
Triple Frontier went through a lot of changes and could have looked entirely different.
Photos: Triple Frontier
Runtime: Triple Frontier
Triple Frontier has a runtime of 125 Minutes.
Rating: Triple Frontier
An R rating has been given to Triple Frontier.
Mark Boal: Triple Frontier
Screenwriter and creator Mark Boal currently have no plans to create further content for Netflix. That’s not to say we won’t see future releases from the famous journalist. Triple Frontier is the first project by Mark Boal under Netflix and depending on its success, there could potentially be more projects in the future!
Trailer: Triple Frontier
The trailer was not shy in showing off its cast of leading men. The star-studded action film looks to blow us away (literally)!
Release Date: Triple Frontier
Triple Frontier will release on the 6th of March 2019 in select theatres. The film will then be released worldwide on Netflix on Wednesday the 13th of March! All regions will be available to stream the Original action film.
Sequel: Triple Frontier
There are currently no plans for a sequel to Triple Frontier. Never say never but the plot of the film hints towards there being no room for a sequel.
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